Schwartz, Virginia Frances. Among the Fallen. 2019. 297p. Holiday House, $16.99 (9780823441020). Gr.8-up.
After she leaves prison a “fallen woman,” sixteen-year-old Orpha finds refuge at Urania Cottage. There, she is guided by author Charles Dickens, philanthropist Lady Burdett-Coutts, and a community of women.
Terciero, Rey and Bre Indigo. Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy. 2019. 256p. Little, Brown & Co., $12.99 (978316522885). Gr. 4-8.
In this modern re-telling of Little Women, four sisters in a blended family support and comfort each other in a year full of both joy and tragedy.
Slade, Suzanne. A Computer Called Katherine. Illus. by Veronica Miller Jamison. 2019. 40p. Little, Brown, $18.99 (9780316435178). PreS-Gr.2.
Racism, sexism, and skepticism about space travel are not as easy to solve as mathematical equations, but Katherine Johnson perseveres and helps to send America to the moon.
Capin, Hannah. The Dead Queens Club. 2019. 455p. Inkyard, $18.99 (9781335542236). Gr. 7-up.
Tudor drama is reimagined for high school as homecoming king Henry (football jersey number, 08) tries to make sense of his relationships with his six formidable, ambitious, remarkable ex-girlfriends.
Barnard, Sara. Goodbye, Perfect. 2019. 384p. Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse, $19.99 (9781534402447). Gr. 8-up.
When her 15-year-old best friend runs away from home with their music teacher, Eden reevaluates their friendship and her loyalty as she learns about how power dynamics can complicate consent.
Young, Suzanne. Girls with Sharp Sticks. 2019. 400p. Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse, $18.99 (9781534426139). Gr. 8-up.
When her friend abruptly disappears from Innovations Academy, Philomena begins to question her school’s curriculum (focused on obedience, beauty, and purity) and control (of her diet, friendships, and curiosity).
van Arsdale, Peternelle. The Cold is in Her Bones. 2019. 288p. Simon & Schuster/Margaret K. McElderry, $18.99 (9781481488440). Gr. 6-up.
From childhood, Milla has been taught to fear the demon that cursed her village. When her friend is taken, Milla sets out to confront the demon and break the curse.